Adverse effect

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Adverse effect

The term ´adverse´ means  harmful or undesirable effects that change metabolism, appearance, growth, development or life span of an organism which results in impairment of functional capacity or impairment of capacity to compensate for additional stress or increase in susceptibility to the harmful effects or other environmental influences  (based on the WHO definition 1994).

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Synonyms: adverse effects, harmful effects, undesirable effects


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